Monday, December 31, 2007

Charlie's 6 month photos (a month late)

We got Charlie's 6 month pictures made about 2 weeks ago. That made him about 6 months and 3 weeks old, but we couldn't get an earlier appointment! Anyway, these are our favorites so far. We can't believe what a big boy he looks like!

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you enjoy the New Year's celebration, no matter where you are! (We are at home tending to Charlie's runny nose and aching ear!!) May God bless you with a 2008 that is full of joy, grace, and peace through the knowledge of Jesus Christ, His son!
















Thursday, December 27, 2007

charlie's first christmas...

here are a few pictures from christmas in tennessee... check back next week for more pictures from kentucky...




with big cousin cameron



cousins first christmas together


opening presents...














Friday, December 7, 2007

year end wrap up...

with the holidays coming up, it seems we have been getting more emails and cards from people we havent seen in ages, so i thought this would be a good place to give a brief summary of the past year or so..

we are still in louisville, ky. anytime anyone is in the area, we would love to have some company!

our son charles allen cavness was born on may 25, weighing in at 9lbs. and 14 oz. and 22 inches long. 6 months later, he is 23 lbs. and almost 30 inches long... and the happiest baby we or anyone who has met him have ever known. christi is an amazing mom and has taken on her new role and all of its demands as if she has been doing it all of her life. she is also playing piano at church, as if she didnt already have enough to do! i am married to superwoman (see also charlie's birth weight)

may 25



thanksgiving



christi is still teaching special education at oldham county middle school. though dealing with middle schoolers day in and day out can be quite the sanctifier, she is good at what she does. in addition to that she is a full time mom who loves her son to pieces. the two of them are the greatest of friends.



also this year, i began as pastor of a small church in rural kentucky about 30 miles north of louisville. we love it there and the people are so sweet and welcoming. and they are hooked on charlie. i was licensed to the ministry last year, and was ordained this year.





i am also still working at unique management services in jeffersonville, indiana, as i finish up my work on my mater's degree at southern seminary. only 4 more classes to go!
the past year i wrote a series of bible studies on exodus that were published in "collegiate" magazine, as well as contributing to an on-line magazine. i have also been keeping a blog of my own to discuss faith, culture, and the church.

in october i had my 2nd back surgery in 9 years. christi was amazing as she had 2 "big babies" to take care of for 6 weeks or so. we are very blessed to have amazing families who all did as much as possible to help out.

its been an eventful year to say the least! the lord has been gracious to us and we are ever thankful for it.
we hope everyone enjoys the holiday season and hope to hear from or see you soon!

stephen, christi, and charlie

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

not a fan of "green"

charlie turned six months old on sunday. up until now, he has been eating carrots and applesauce with rice cereal.. and he loves them both!

today...he had green beans for the first time and his grandma brenda was there to capture the reaction and perhaps his first words! (best with sound for the very end)....

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

one happy boy

charlie is either being entertained, or entertaing us.. we're not sure...
(click the "play" button on the lower left side of the video box and make sure your volume is on)


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Sunday, November 4, 2007

day to day with charles..

rocky top!



feet in route to mouth...


quite a dashing lad, aye?



already a couch potato...(spud)


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!


We hope everyone had a great night!!
~Stephen, Christi, and our little "punkin"
























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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

some fairly recent charlie pictures...

charlie turned 5 months old last thursday. i (stephen) had back surgery two weeks ago, so we havent been taking too many pictures, but here are a couple from the last month or so.

christi will probably put some newer ones up soon, as tomorrow is charlie's first halloween, and we have been threatened if we do not have pictures.




Sunday, October 28, 2007

welcome!

we wanted to have a place to keep all of our friends and family up to date with charlie and other happenings, so here it is!